Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

January 2008

Member of Arkansas' Little Rock Nine to Speak at W&L

Lexington, VA -- January 31, 2008 • Dr. Terrance J. Roberts gained national prominence as one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Ark. He will speak at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel, as the Black History Month speaker.

Law Alumnus named 108th President of Virginia Bar Association

Lexington, VA -- January 29, 2008 • The Virginia Bar Association (VBA) swore in G. Michael Pace, Jr., of Salem as its 108th president at the VBA Annual Meeting held this month in Colonial Williamsburg. Pace is a 1984 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Law Students to Help Taxpayers Claim Valuable Credits on 2007 Tax Returns

Lexington, VA -- January 29, 2008 • Students at the Washington and Lee University School of Law will offer free tax preparation assistance for low- to moderate-income taxpayers in the Rockbridge county area. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) office will be open on Monday evenings beginning February 11.

W&L Professor Wins Outstanding Faculty Award

Lexington, VA -- January 28, 2008 • Suzanne P. Keen, professor of English at Washington and Lee University, has been recognized as one of 12 outstanding faculty members from Virginia. This year's recipients were selected from a pool of 96 candidates nominated by their peers for their excellence in teaching, research and public service.

Most Accurate Student Mock Convention Predicts Clinton as Democratic Nominee

Lexington, VA -- January 27, 2008 • After two days of political events at Washington and Lee University, the 2008 Mock Convention selected Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee. The prediction marks the 100th anniversary of the most accurate student-run mock convention in the nation.

Law Professor Named to West Publishing Advisory Board

Lexington, VA -- January 21, 2008 • Ben Spencer, visiting professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, has been appointed to the West Publishing Company Law School Advisory Board.

W&L's German and Russian Dept. Presents Russian Folk Trio

Lexington, VA -- January 14, 2008 • Washington and Lee University's German and Russian Department will presents the Russian Folk Trio, ZOLOTOI PLYOS on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., in Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University.

David Crane to Deliver Transnational Law Institute Public Lecture

Lexington, VA -- January 11, 2008 • David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, will deliver a public lecture at the Washington and Lee School of Law on Tuesday January 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room. The lecture will be titled "Diamonds, Guns, and Thugs--The West African Extreme."

W&L Celebrates Honors for Benefactors

Lexington, VA -- January 9, 2008 • Three of Washington and Lee University’s most generous benefactors, Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest and the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Inc., received awards for their philanthropy to institutions of higher learning from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), on Jan. 6 at the CIC’s annual Presidents Institute, in Marco Island, Fla.

Bob Woodward to Talk on Moral Responsibility and the Modern American Presidency

Lexington, VA -- January 8, 2008 • Bob Woodward, renowned Washington Post reporter and author, will talk on Moral Responsibility and the Modern American Presidency at the Institute for Honor symposium at Washington and Lee University, Friday, Jan. 18.

Student Team Reaches Finals for $25,000 Grant

Lexington, VA -- January 7, 2008 • A team of W&L students who submitted a grant proposal for the Campus Kitchens Project has been chosen as a finalist in the 2007-2008 J.P. Morgan Good Venture Competition, bringing them a step closer to the $25,000 grant.

W&L Students Predict Obama to take New Hampshire Primary

Preliminary Prediction as Prelude to 100th Anniversary Mock Convention
Lexington, VA -- January 7, 2008 • Students at Washington and Lee University have predicted that Barack Obama will win New Hampshire, a preliminary prediction weeks before the highly anticipated 2008 Democratic Mock Convention, which will mark the 100th year of the school’s most time-honored tradition.

"Scanner as Camera" Opens at Staniar Gallery

Curators' Talk/Opening Reception January 7
Lexington, VA -- January 7, 2008 • An exhibition of works by eight contemporary artists who use the flatbed scanner as a digital camera will open in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery on Monday, January 7, 2008 and will remain on view until Friday, February 15.

W&L Inducts 31 into Omicron Delta Kappa at Jan. 17 Convocation

The Maguires Share Lessons on Leadership
Lexington, VA -- January 17, 2008 • 31 new members were inducted into the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society at Washington and Lee University's annual Founders' Day/ODK Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 17, in Lee Chapel.

Law Professors Receives Honors for Conference Participation

Lexington, VA -- January 2, 2008 • Robin F. Wilson, Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, received a Litteras Honoris for her contributions to the 20th Anniversary Conference at the Kopaonik School of Natural Law in Mt. Kopaonik, Serbia. The conference ran from December 13-17, 2007.

Online Journalism Pioneer to Speak at Washington and Lee

Lexington, VA -- January 2, 2008 • Neil Budde, former vice president and editor in chief for Yahoo!, will speak about the future of online news at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the Stackhouse Theater of the John W. Elrod University Commons at Washington and Lee University.

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